Q: I bought a bread machine at a garage sale for a fantastic deal of only $3. Sadly, it broke last week and now I rely so heavily on it that I need a replacement fast. I want to get a reliable, but not expensive, model. I've been looking on Ebay but I don't want to purchase one and have it break after two months of regular use like my previous one. Any suggestions? - Sarah
A: Sarah, after a quick look at a couple of review sites, here are three machines that jumped out at us:
• Zojirushi BBCCX20 Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine, $214 at Amazon (pictured above)
• Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker, $148 at Amazon
• Breadman TR875 2-Pound Breadmaker, Stainless Steel, $95 at Amazon
These are all rather expensive, but they might help guide you in your eBay and Craigslist searches. Here are a few good review sites you might want to read through too, in your search for the most reliable bread maker:
• Consumer Search - Bread Machines
• Bread Machine Reviews
Readers? Any personal suggestions for Sarah?
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